The other pics are of my jacuzzi tub just before I got in it to soak. The TV set shows that Le Tour de France was on and I didn't want to miss it. The scenery was soooo beautiful! And I think it was one of my favorite Tours, though I was pulling for Andy Schleck to win...he almost did. A mechanical mishap cost him the whole race, I'm pretty sure!
In the evening, I went to Lisa's house for dinner and a movie. We watched a long version of "Little Women" and had spaghetti and pizza--really good. Then Lisa, Quinlyn, Michael and I had cake. (Steve was working in Clovis.) And I opened my gifts, which were all very nice.
My girls--Paula, Lisa and Donna--went in together and got me a set of cookware, which is very beautiful, and I love cooking in it. Lisa & Steve got me a beautiful tennis necklace and earrings to match. I don't have any of those pics, but Quinlyn took some and has them at her house. The pic that is now on my profile was made on my birthday. And she took one of me shooting a basketball, and I have to tell you that I made the shot! Quinlyn & Michael gave me a beautiful Irish Beleek porcelain dish with lid, which has a grandmother poem on it, and a jumper for one of my dolls. Phillip & Jon sent money for me to spend any way I like, and I think I'm going to buy a web cam. Also I'm pleased to say that Ray & Jill and Paul & Sarah are sending gifts even as I speak. I really like stretching out my birthday.
There are so many people, especially women, who don't want to tell how old they are, but I don't feel that way. I know that I am invisible to some people, but I'm so pleased to have made it this far and this long that it doesn't bother me anymore. I say anymore because at first it did bother me. But I decided to celebrate my age and my life, and as I said in my introduction: I want to make the next 10 years of my life the very best years of my life! I thank all of my family for loving me so much!
And I almost forgot to say thanks to everyone who sent me a birthday card. All my cards came days before my birthday, and I sat them on a table in the living room for a couple of weeks--again, stretching out the pleasure.
It was a very Special Birthday!